• Vol 33 / Issue 7
  • July 2018
  • Editor, Richard Gulley

Next Meeting July 17th

The July meeting will be at 6:30 pm on the 17th at the University of Tennessee Space institute, room H111.


Seems to be a lot of tools on the market this month. A gentleman from Huntsville has several Powermatic tools for sale as well as smaller tools and some very nice lumber. I have several items for sale as well. Some from my own shop, and some from the estate workshop I recently purchased. Chuck Taylor sent out emails to the membership on all these items. Even more are included on the website For Sale list. There’s nothing like new tools, even if they’re old!

(Update: All my items are sold. I like to buy high and sell cheap. I make my profit on volume sales <grin>.)

About The July Program

July 17 -- UPDATE! - David Sapp will be presenting a program on constructing an end grain cutting board.

A complete list of scheduled programs can be found on the website.

Membership Information

If you change phone number, email address, etc.; please notify Chuck Taylor, membership chairman (931-728-7086 or taylor_cw@charter.net. This will allow the membership listing on the web site to reflect the current and up-to-date information of all our club members.

Welcome to Our New Members

No report of new members/visitors.

Looking Back

Coming Events

July Show and Tell


We strive to get the right picture associated with the right presenter, but oftentimes it's hard. So speak up when you give your name and we'll try hard to get everything matched up.

Doug Dunlap

Doug Dunlap showed a pepper mill made of cherry and walnut. He also had a pepper mill made of plywood. Finish tung oil and lacquer.

Bob Addington

Bob Addington made bear claws on CNC. They are used to stir/serve vegetables or salad.

Vince Zaccardi

Vince Zaccardi brought 2 bowls made of Mimosa. One had a decorative rim and both finished with lacquer. He also spoke of hearing safety and importance of ear protection.

Tony Murphy

Tony Murphy showed a table made of cherry finished with shellac. He made this table in a class with Lonnie Bird’s School of Fine Woodworking in Dandridge TN.

Chuck Taylor

Chuck Taylor displayed pepper mills made of walnut and maple. He had a bowl made of apple with a lacquer finish. He also displayed a large bowl of made from apple burl. The bowl is unique as it had large rough hole on side. Finish satin lacquer.

Jim Acord

Jim Acord showed a flute made of cedar and finished with wipe on poly. His granddaughter, Constance Hawley, played for members. Check the online newsletter for a video of Jim’s granddaughter playing the flute. You'll have to either save the movie file or just click on open to download a temp file to play.

Richard Gulley

Richard Gulley brought V carved Christmas stars made on CNC. One he explained one was not right as machine ran the wrong toolpath after he changed the bit. He told club he bought Richard Stark's shop with many interesting items.


Links of Interest

Woodworking Tips

Scrollsaw Pattern Tip

As I was making the scroll sawn Christmas ornaments from the Wood November 2007 issue (no. 180), I discovered a tip I’d like to share. Rather than deal with messy spray adhesive or time-consuming tracing to transfer the patterns to the wood, I used my all-in-one printer to copy and print the patterns onto 81⁄2 ×11" adhesive label sheets (Avery #8165, 800-462-8379, avery.com). Then I just cut out the patterns and stuck them onto the wood. Quick and clean!
—George Mons, Bluffdale, Utah
(A note from the editor – self adhesive labels come in all sizes. I use a lot of half sheet sized label for patterns. Labels have many uses in the shop, the most obvious would be to label things.<grin>)

Spring Clamp Repair

 Frequent use of spring clamps wears out their cushion tips. At that point, I replace them with 11⁄2 " lengths of old garden hose. For 6" clamps, 5⁄8 "-inner-diameter hose fits perfect. To get the hose piece into place, warm it with a heat gun, open it with needle-nose pliers, and slide it onto the clamp. Then, heat the hose piece again and press the clamp to a board to slightly flatten its tips.
—Elvin Ogg, Gladwin, Mich.

For Sale/Trade/Give Away

If you have items for sale or trade, let Loyd Ackerman know and he will post to the website list.

Carver's Corner

The Splinters Carvers meet at Jim Jolliffe’s shop on the first and third Saturday's of the month from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. The shop is located at 201 Jolliffe Acres Ln, Tullahoma. Tools and wood are available at the meetings, just bring yourself and try your hand at carving!

BTW, Franklyn (Pete) Miller shared this link of a guy carving a dead tree stump. Pretty cool.

Another carving tip from Pete – Store green wood blanks wrapped in a plastic bag in the freezer until you are ready to carve. This will keep them green until ready to carve.

Sweeping Up

In this month’s Wood Magazine (page 8), there’s a picture of a table build by Clay Bearden of Tullahoma, TN. I don’t know him, but it’s a really nice table.

I have a weakness for shopmade equipment, especially saw horses. Maybe that’s why this cartoon spoke to me. If you see any good woodworking humor or shop tips, send them to me and I’ll pass them along.

Saw Horses cartoon

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 17th for the July meeting.

That’s all for this month. Watch out for SPLINTERS